Spotlight on: São Paulo

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Brazil, South America’s largest economy, represents an area of tremendous potential. Solid economic growth, the development of capital markets, the strong interest of international investors and local companies seeking to expand globally make it crucially important for Goldman Sachs.

Because of this, Goldman Sachs has established a growing presence in Brazil, which enables us to provide clients — both onshore and offshore — with the products and services they need to achieve their objectives.

Goldman Sachs first established a presence in Brazil in 1995, focusing initially on establishing our mergers and acquisitions advisory business. Since then, we have made a series of significant commitments to building a strong presence in Brazil and to being a full-service provider, following Investment Banking with Equities and Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities market making, Investment Management and Global Investment Research capabilities. We received a local foreign exchange license in 2006, and officially launched Goldman Sachs do Brasil Banco Múltiplo S.A. in 2007. In 2008, we launched Asset Management and were granted our equities broker-dealer license. In 2009, we launched Private Wealth Management. Today, Goldman Sachs has approximately 240 professionals supporting our businesses based in São Paulo and nearly 600 professionals around the world focused more broadly on Latin America.

Our São Paulo office is a diversified provider of products and services, giving clients access to local expertise and the global reach of Goldman Sachs, including:

  • Investment Banking and Capital Markets
  • Market Making in Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities
  • Investment Management for Institutions and High-Net-Worth Individuals
  • Investment Research

Read More in the Goldman Sachs 2011 Annual Report: Providing Sound Advice